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Top 50 U.S. and Global 3PLs 2016: Technology Now the Key Differentiator
Following last year’s merger and acquisition frenzy, the speed of technology implementation by the new “mega 3PLs” will need to keep pace with...
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By Ben Camiel · November 10, 2015
The warehouse and distribution center (DC) can be a fertile breeding ground for and home to a wide variety of pests.
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By LM Staff · November 4, 2015
International ocean service has been in a constant state of flux since the recession in 2007 and significant changes have occurred with inland transportation. Join us for this webcast and gain insights on the key questions about ocean freight and inland movement of cargo.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · October 26, 2015
Throughout logistics and the supply chain the conversation is the same. Organizations globally continue to struggle with the options – fully integrated systems or best-of-breed software integrations. During this session our experts in transportation software will explore best of breed integrations versus one-size fits all.
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By mmckeon · October 22, 2015
Selecting an ERP solution is not easy. There are many solutions to choose from but we believe every mid-market and enterprise company should consider Microsoft Dynamics AX.
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By mmckeon · October 22, 2015
Private fleet or purchased transportation? That's the question companies regularly debate. Both approaches face similar business challenges - how to reduce transportation spend and operate more efficiently while enhancing customer service.
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By mmckeon · October 14, 2015
There is currently no widely accepted, accurate template for calculating emissions for individual LTL shipments. Graduate students at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) used actual LTL shipment data from TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson, and a national LTL carrier to examine the issue.
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By mmckeon · October 6, 2015
From failing to appreciate the complexity of the customs clearance process to not realizing that Canada recognizes both French and English as its official languages, U.S. businesses frequently misjudge the complexity of shipping to the Canadian market. This often results in mistakes - mistakes that can come with hefty penalties and border clearance delays, and that can result in lingering negative perceptions among Canadian consumers.
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By mmckeon · October 2, 2015
Did you know that there is a correlation between logistics solutions and customer loyalty? 70% of customers are willing to spend more money for good customer service which means you must have on-time delivery, proficient inventory management and a strong logistics strategy.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Dagmar Trepins · October 1, 2015
Our European correspondent offers U.S. shippers examples of how the logistics industry—hand in hand with government—has responded to the consumer demand for convenience, while keeping cargo flowing from the port of entry to the customer’s doorstep in the most environmentally friendly and cost efficient way.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2015
Today, the volume rankings of the leading ocean cargo carriers only tell half the story. With the planned merger of two of China’s largest players, and the pending sale of Singapore’s NOL, the whole scenario may be set for major upheaval.
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By mmckeon · September 28, 2015
A strong El Niño is coming. The recent flooding from Severe Tropical Storm Etau in Japan is the first significant manifestation of El Niño and it may serve as a wakeup call. Even if you are not impacted by Etau, this is a test of your risk management and resiliency leadership and culture. If you get blindsided by El Niño, you have no one but yourselves to blame.
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By mmckeon · September 28, 2015
Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) achieved 85% lighting energy savings in its new Lancaster, PA distribution center. The company looked at multiple high bay lighting solutions to meet their corporate sustainability goals and chose the Digital Lumens Intelligent LED Lighting System.
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By mmckeon · September 18, 2015
Many manufacturers are increasing revenues through eCommerce. Whether it is selling directly to the end users, or transacting with partners, eCommerce is now a channel that manufacturers cannot afford to ignore.
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By mmckeon · September 18, 2015
A growing number of shippers are turning to alternative fuel options for their transportation networks to reduce their carbon footprints and run environmentally-sustainable operations. Biodiesel is not only a viable alternative for fleet owners and third-party logistics companies, but also a growing trend that addresses the needs of shippers looking to achieve sustainable innovation in a more environmentally conscious world.
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By mmckeon · September 10, 2015
Scan one or multiple codes on any pallet indoor or outdoor, even if the codes are damaged, scratched, folded or covered with a film, and achieve the highest read rates on the market no matter if the reader is fixed on the wall, on a conveyor or even directly placed on a forklift.

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From the July 2016 Issue
While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
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EDITORS' PICKS
Regional ports concentrate on growth and connectivity
With the Panama Canal expansion complete, ocean cargo gateways in the Caribbean are investing to...
Digital Reality Check
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Top 25 ports: West Coast continues to dominate
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